Rail Forum Midlands Board
ChairIn his ‘day job’ Paul has been Managing Director of Derby based Porterbrook Leasing for 16 years; during this time Porterbrook has been very successful in securing a wide range of new train orders as well as attractive commercial deals for provision of maintenance on its rolling stock. Paul also sits on the executive of the Rail Supply Group which brings government and industry together to promote and develop the UK rail supply chain.
Vice-ChairIn her ‘day job’ Michelle is a Director within Geldards Commerce and Technology Department. She joined Geldards from Nelsons following several years contracting experience with Alstom Transport covering projects across the whole of the UK. Michelle has experience across all aspects of rail having been involved with supporting the manufacturing, renovation, service and parts supply functions, together with West Coast Mainline, Northern & Jubilee Line and Light Rail Projects. She also advised on regulatory matters including management of Depot Licences and has particular expertise in rail industry agreements, regulation and funding.
PresidentIn his ‘day job’ Colin is a Partner in C S Walton Consulting Ltd. He is also President of the Light Rapid Transit Forum and was the inaugural Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby and Derbyshire and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2). He is also East Midlands Chair for The Prince’s Trust, sits on the All-England council and is a past Chairman of the Railway Industry Association.
RFM Executive Team
Director Public Relations and Public Affairs at Bombardier Transportation UK
Managing Director at Datum Composites
Commercial Director at East Midlands Trains
Head of Business Development at Elite KL
Managing Director at Inside Out Group
PR Consultant - Director at Rail Positive Relations
Chief Executive Officer at Resonate
Supply Chain Director at Siemens Mobility
Practice Director Rail Consulting at SNC-Lavalin
Head of Rail at Tarmac
Customer Account Manager at Tecforce
Marketing Manager at Tidyco
Group President at Wabtec
Customer Account Director at Yellow Rail Group